SXDFC wrote:Since some people having a hard time understanding this, I’ll try to explain. When you’re on an airplane your Flight Crew are primarily here for YOUR safety. While I won’t speak for all, I will speak for myself and that I will only enforce a rule if it’s a FAA and an airline specific requirement.
This thread is about the use of windowshades. My company has us “kindly ask” passengers to pull down their shades and open the vents. When I ask this, some do it, some don’t. It’s not so much of a big deal. If you don’t want to do it, you don’t have to.
We all are on this site because we share a passion and have knowledge in aviation. Many of us know what’s a regulation rule and what isn’t. Common sense and good judgment go a long ways in life.
Get over it. This is not an FAA mandate nor is it a Delta mandate/policy, but rather some individuals mandate that they have no power to enforce. I travel Dl twice a week on DL and the shades down is not a constant edict. I can agree with the shades down once parked at the gate, prior to that it;s hazardous request. I would like see any Ops Bulletins, that DL has published that make this a mandatory practice as opposed to a suggestion.